Category Archives: Social

The Science of Beer, McWane Science Center

Pop the top off the science of beer making and tasting. Explore and experiment with a team of experts from the Siebel’s Institute as they take you through the exotic tastes of beers from around the world while you enjoy the music of The Spots. The McWane Science Center is located at 200 19th St. North.

Cost: $10 general public, $5 members
Includes heavy hors d’oeuvres, free parking
and beer tasting for guests 21 and up

Bordeaux Ball, B & A Warehouse

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Young Professionals Leadership Committee invites everyone to the Bordeaux Ball on Friday, Oct. 5, at B & A Warehouse, 1531 1st Ave. South, Birmingham. Enjoy live music by The Connection, wine and beer, hor d’oeuvres plus a Marketplace and silent auction. Wear your finest cocktail attire, valet parking available. During the event, a special wine-tasting experience will be hosted by Village Wine Market from 8-10 p.m. It costs $10 and you can purchase that ticket at the event.

Cost: $60 in advance/$65 at the door. Tickets can be found online. Head to the bottom of the page for the “register” button.

Pompeii Preview Gala, Birmingham Museum of Art

The Junior Patrons of the Birmingham Museum of Art and Crown Automobile present the Pompeii Preview Gala, an exclusive first look at Birmingham’s most anticipated exhibition, Pompeii: Tales from an Eruption. Celebrate the beauty of the rediscovered ancient city with an evening at the museum. Dress in your finest cocktail attire, dance to music by Atlanta’s City Heat, and enjoy Pompeii-inspired hors d’oeuvres and beverages. Complete your night on the town with dinner before the event at Icon Restaurant, just a short walk away in the Tutwiler Hotel. They’ve got a special three-course meal planned for Gala guests. Tickets and dinner details available online.

Cost: $40 per Junior Patron; $60 per Non-Member; $90 per Junior Patron with dinner; $110 per Non Member with dinner

Click here to register to win two (2) tickets to the event courtesy of The Terminal!

Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival, various locations

Ah, fall is in the air. After weeks of brutal heat, it’s time to . . . stay inside and watch movies during the 9th annual Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival. The festival kicks off Friday, Sept. 28, with a screening of “The Ten,” a comedy loosely based on the Ten Commandments starring a bunch of big names including Winona Ryder, Adam Brody, Jessica Alba. Saturday and Sunday you can get your fill of features, shorts, documentaries, animation — there’s something for everyone. Read all about the 2007 film lineup here. It’s not just all movies though. In-between screenings enjoy food, music and panel discussions. New this year, Sidewalk has partnered with the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute to highlight civil and human rights-related films.

Cost: Opening night tickets are $10 in advance/$13 at the door. Weekend passes (Saturday and Sunday) are $25 in advance/$30 at the door. Sidewalk members and students with valid ID enjoy ticket discounts. Single film tickets (Saturday and Sunday) are $7 each or $17 for a 3-pack. For the somebodies that want to be Somebody, you can score an all-access pass to every party and screening for $200.

“Sixteenth & Sixth,” Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

You don’t have to go home after work. Join the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, 520 Sixteenth St. North, Thursday, Sept. 13, for an evening of “mingling, martinis and intellectual stimulation.” You’ll see the BCRI in a way you’ve never seen it before with musicians, poets and spoken word artists at various stops throughout the exhibition interpreting the permanent collection with their creative spirit. New at the BCRI is “Women of a New Tribe: Photographs by Jerry Taliaferro.”

Cost: $10 for non-BCRI members (includes food and drink), $5 for BCRI members/donors and Birmingham Weekly cardholders

Salsabor! Latin Dance Night, Workplay

Dig out your dancing shoes and join Latinsoul Productions Saturday, Sept. 15, for a Latino Heritage Month kickoff party at their monthly Salsabor party at Workplay, 500 23rd St. South, in Birmingham. Latinsoul’s DJ Carlos Otalora will be playing the finest in Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Reggaeton and more all night long. Learn the moves during free dance lessons at 9 p.m. Dancing starts at 10 p.m.

Cost: $10

Stokin’ the Fire BBQ Festival, Sloss Furnaces

Sure it’s hot, but it’s going to get even hotter at Sloss Furnaces this weekend as professional and amateur teams tend to their grills for honor and prizes. These guys and girls will not be fooling around as this event is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society. This is serious B-B and Q.
While the teams are sweatin’ the prize money, music fans can just sweat along with Alejandro Escovedo, Southern Culture on the Skids, Eliot Morris, Moses Mayfield, Jason Isbell and many more. There will also be cooking demostrations and a Kids Zone. Admission is $10 per day for adults or $15 for an advance, two-day pass. Kids ages 5-12 are $5 per day. Children under 5 are free. All net proceeds will support the expansion and restoration of the National Historic Landmark. Tickets are available at Birmingham-area Piggly Wiggly stores and Sloss, 20 32nd St. North.

Festival entertainment schedule.

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